No time spent with your family is ever wasted.-- Don Donahoo

Friday, November 5, 2010

Big Sis, Lil' Bro

Slowly, but surely, Lucy is beginning to get used to her little brother!! This morning Lucy was sitting on the bed with Jack and she leaned over and kissed him on the cheek and said to him, "I love you." I knew it!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trick or Treat

This year was a great Halloween. Lucy was old enough to figure out the whole candy situation and she was super excited about dressing up! I think she is the cutest Ladybug ever, if I do say so myself! On Saturday we spent most of the day in our jammies carving pumpkins and eating candy and just hanging out together. Then Saturday night was our ward trunk or treat, and that was so fun for Lucy and us! we got to see good friends and chit chat the night away! Lucy got a bucket full of loot and we all went home happy! On Sunday we went to Ben and Marcie Cozzens for a delicious roast meal and once again enjoyed great company! It is so nice to live around great friends, even though our families are far away!

Now for Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's the little things...

Lucy has been whining ALL day... I had to wake Jack up to eat and change his diaper before we went to the Dr... He puked all over the bedspread... I started crying! Then this little voice came up to me and said "It's alright mommy, just calm down, calm down. Wipe your tears off." This made me laugh because that is what I always say to her! What a sweet girl! It is good to know that Lucy is here to take care of me! Sure do love that goofball!

Monday, October 25, 2010

One Week

Has it been one week already?! I can't believe how fast time is going for our family! Jack is a week old already and has just found his sweet little place in our home. He is so adaptable to almost everything. It is so nice, considering Lucy was a little bit of a handful when she was born. Jack would sleep all day if I would let him! We just think he is such a cutie and we sure do love having him in our family!
Lucy still is learning to live with her brother. She will ask to hold him and as soon as we try to hand him to her she throws up her hands and says" I'M DONE, I'M DONE!" But she does like to get on the floor with him and lie down next to him and rub his belly... but this only happens when Daddy is at work and she is bored of me."Hooray for being a week old!"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our Little Man... Jack David Brady

He's here! He's here!! After almost 10 months of waiting to meet our sweet mister, Jack David Brady finally decided to come! He was born October 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm. He was 6 lbs. 11 oz. and is an angel baby. No complaints here! Lucy is still getting used to her brother, but is adjusting well. I am still finding it a little stressful to be alone with both of them and I don't get much done around the house, but it will get easier, right?!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

36 weeks

I haven't posted any pictures for this pregnancy... I guess I got a little busy with painting and working on the house!! But I finally got around to it! I am now 36 weeks pregnant and getting ready to have this baby! Pregnancy is generally easy for me, so I don't really have anything to complain about, I just want to see my sweet mister! The only thing that really is bothering me is HEARTBURN!! But, as I recall, it went away almost instantly after Lucy was born-so I am looking forward to that. Only a few more weeks until we can bring home a new brother for Lucy!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Spending time together!

I am slowly but surely realizing that our time alone with Lucy is coming to an end! With this in mind, Ben and I have been trying really hard to make sure she feels special and that she gets more attention than usual! This weekend we spent together, just doing some fun things! On Friday night we went to Chuck E Cheese's for a par-tay! And boy, was it! We found it so hard to spend all of our 120 tokens! Lucy loved the little rides and was such a help putting the tokens in the machines! We won 400 tickets and bought some cotton candy, suckers, tootsie rolls, and other small treats and enjoyed them in the car on the way home! It was a very fun night!
Then we also spent some time at the BEACH this weekend! I didn't even know that Washington had sandy beaches, but we were lucky enough to find one! The water was a little cold, but the weather was better than we had anticipated! Lucy was most content on Ben's shoulders as we strolled down the beach- she was less likely to get wet there! We found a ton of sand dollars and smooth pretty rocks. There just happened to be a kite in our trunk so we flew that for a while. I buried Lucy in the sand and we just enjoyed spending time together! It is weekends like these that make you realize how special family is- and how exciting it will be to grow our family to 4!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kitsap County Fair

Last week we went to the local county fair. It was so fun! Lucy enjoyed looking at all the animals and watching all the people... but she definitely loved the greasy food! Like mother like daughter! For dinner we had hamburgers and fries, then we had some scones with jam, then to finish it all off, we all shared an elephant ear. Needless to say, I was up in the night puking!
We watched a hypnotist-which wasn't as good as others we have seen- and then there were these funny brothers who juggled and did different tricks. They were very funny and Ben loved them!! All in all we had a fun family outing! I love that Lucy is big enough to go out with us and partake of the fun things!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Working On The House... upstairs family room

I love our fireplace, but I am not a fan of the wood! And I really don't like white walls! So after a few coats of primer and paint we have an enjoyable place to sit and relax!


p.s. it is a little hard to see, but i got the coffee table at the thrift store for $1.50!

Working On The House... the kitchen


When we first went and looked at our house, I loved the kitchen! It isn't very big, but it is cute and plenty big enough for all my things! Another thing that attracted me was the big window that makes the kitchen so light. But i HATED the brown cupboards! SO... I did something about it and this is what I got!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Working on the House... bathroom


Things are coming along in the house, slowly but surely!! I have taken pictures of the bathroom upstairs, so that will be the first thing I post. It is amazing what a little paint will do to a room. The nice thing about doing this bathroom is that I used all the same decorations that I already had- which makes the transformation cheap! I spray painted the white light fixture brown and bought a new mirror at Ross.

More to come!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Where Have You Been??

Well, really, where have I been is a more appropriate question! It has been a long while since I have posted to the blog! Our New home takes up most of my time now, what with painting and decorating and keeping Lucy out of things, I haven't had an extra ounce of time!! But this weekend, Ben's parents are visiting so I am taking a break! Ben and his dad are working on tiling the downstairs bathroom and his mom and I are spending time chit-chatting and playing with Lucy! So I am going to make one super-post for now. There will be more to come of the house later!

Lucy went potty on the toilet for the first time!!

Lucy got a hand me down slide from the neighbor!
The Flowers that Ben got me for our 3rd Anniversary
making banana bread and enjoying the batter!
My Brother Matthew came to visit us for a few days and we went to Seattle to see the sights!
Lucy and her cousin, Hannah, having some home-made cotton candy!
Yum Yum!!
At the Boise Zoo
Dancing at the Zoo
Riding the giraffe

Our first meal at our new home- sandwiches!
Our little goaties that are clearing out the brush as we speak!
"No time spent with your family is ever wasted."
Don Donahoo